News coverage about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.6056038189908 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Peoples Bancorp Inc.’s FY2019 Earnings (PEBO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) Cut by Boenning Scattergood (americanbankingnews.com)
- Peoples Bancorp, Inc. (Ohio) – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:PEBO) : December 19, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Peoples Bancorp, Inc. (Ohio) breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PEBO-US : December 18, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of brokerages recently commented on PEBO. Zacks Investment Research lowered Peoples Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 28th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.
Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $41.83 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.96 million. Peoples Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 21.10%. equities analysts anticipate that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.1 EPS for the current year.
In other news, Director S Craig Beam sold 7,939 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.77, for a total value of $268,100.03. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders sold a total of 10,395 shares of company stock valued at $351,509 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.
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Peoples Bancorp Company Profile
Peoples Bancorp Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates principally through its subsidiary, Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank’s operating subsidiaries include Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC (Peoples Insurance) and two asset management companies, PBNA, LLC. and Peoples Tax Credit Equity, LLC.
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